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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling In Right Upper Abdomen

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should i be worried?!

I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should i be worried?!

Possible Hernia: A hernia is when the muscle in the abdomen splits and allows the tissue underneath to poke through. This sometimes creates a bump on your abdomen, but not always. Hernias can be repaired with routine surgery. You need to have this evaluated by your doctor as untreated hernias can become strangulated and cause severe problems. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant  with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

See a physician: There are too many possible causes for all symptoms to give you any specific advice. You need to discuss your symptoms with a physician and be examined. Please don't try to self diagnose yourself on the internet. You won't be able to. ...Read more

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I have swelling in scrotum area with extra muscle like stuff on top of right testicle,with pulling sensation from scrotum till upper abdomen. pls advi?

I have swelling in scrotum area with extra muscle like stuff on top of right testicle,with pulling sensation from scrotum till upper abdomen. pls advi?

Schedule appointment: Based on your brief description, it sounds like you may have a growing hernia. You should see your family doctor and get a referral to a surgeon if this is indeed a hernia. If the pain and swelling go away, Is less likely but always possible to still be a hernia. Best advice is to call your doctor and try to schedule an appointment soon. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen swelling /tender.Took 1 zoton , relieved it .I took 1 ponstan last nite.Also lot of pain lst wk .Doc. Said ulcer?

Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen  swelling /tender.Took 1  zoton , relieved it .I took 1 ponstan last nite.Also lot of  pain lst wk .Doc. Said ulcer?

May be ulcer, or not: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). Sometimes there is an ulcer in the first part of the small intestine. An infection with h. Pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains. An acid blocker like zoton can help. Needs more evaluation by the doctor. Pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can also occur. ...Read more

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What causes the swelling of a stomach?

What causes the swelling of a stomach?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach swelling true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

Lots to consider...: An ache +/- distension in the upper abdomen may originate from the stomach, duodenum, mid-colon, small bowel, liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder, spleen, abdominal muscles themselves, hernias, blood vessels that feed the organs. Sometimes the cause is inflammatory, ischemic, infectious, obstructive, or just muscle spasms. Checking with your doctor can identify what's the problem area. ...Read more

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What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Will a kidney stone cause swelling in the stomach?

Will a kidney stone cause swelling in the stomach?

yes: Kidney stones can cause inflammation which can lead to irritation of other abdominal organs, like the intestine. Intestinal inflammation can lead to bloating and distention. ...Read more

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Is something is wrong with your spleen can it cause left upper stomach swelling and mid back swelling and around ribs?

Is something is wrong with your spleen can it cause left upper stomach swelling and mid back swelling and around ribs?

Spleen. : The spleen is located in the region you have described. When the spleen grows, pathologically of course, it tends to grow down towards the belly button, though. If concern exists, you'd need a CT scan of the abdomen. ...Read more

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What would cause extreme swelling in stomach legs and feet in an 8 year old ?

What would cause extreme swelling in stomach legs and feet in an 8 year old  ?

Kidney Disease?: Nephrotic Syndrome, a kidney disease in which your kidneys lose the ability to retain protein is one thought. This child should be checked asap for an exam thorough history and blood work and urine testing. This needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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My mom is going through menopause and has been getting random days of facial swelling and stomach pains, could histamines in wine cause it?

My mom is going through menopause and has been getting random days of facial swelling and stomach pains, could histamines in wine cause it?

Alcohol: Alcohol may worsen the symptoms associated with menopause. Effective treatments are available from your doctor to alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause stomach pain,swelling,bloating and burning . Feels like a knife inside my stomach and nauseated .

What can cause stomach pain,swelling,bloating and burning . Feels like a knife inside my stomach and nauseated .

Possibly an Ulcer: Depending on certain risk factors, like excessive use of Motrin, your symptoms could be due to a Peptic Ulcer - causing inflammation in your stomach or duodenal lining. You can try an over the counter H2 blocker or PPI, along with mylanta/maalox. However, seek medical attention asap if your symptoms persist or worsen. Take Care! ...Read more

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Could deplin be the cause of swelling in my hands and feet as well as a burning sensation in my stomach?

Could deplin be the cause of swelling in my hands and feet as well as a burning sensation in my stomach?

No and yes: Deplin is merely a medical food containing high dose biologically active folate (folic acid). Usual side effects are headaches and GI upset, so your stomach issues could relate. The preparation does not cause extremity swelling, based on any information that I have ever seen. ...Read more

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Mid back pain an stomach swelling an sick an severe fatigue , an weakness,sweats an disoriented what's the cause?

Mid back pain an stomach swelling an sick an severe fatigue , an weakness,sweats an disoriented     what's the cause?

Go to ER: If your symptoms are severe enough to cause you disorientation, I believe that you should see a doctor immediately. You should probably go to the emergency room, to be sure you're okay. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more